PNW-MAA is undergoing substantial change. Several
of the officers are new, including the chair and the newsletter editor. The
newsletter is being redesigned. We
are considering changes to our bylaws. And
for the first time in recent history, we are seriously debating having a section
All of this work is happening with contributions from our many
volunteers. From the officers of the section to those helping to plan upcoming
section meetings to members of important committees, the section thrives because
of the enthusiasm and support of these mathematicians.
I thank everyone who gives to the section, I would like to recognize the special
contributions of a few individuals.
McNulty, our past chair, left her mark on this organization.
One of Jenny's biggest accomplishments was to establish the Pacific
Northwest Section Project NExT. This
support network has already become an indispensable resource for many early
career faculty. Through her work, Jenny has encouraged numerous new faculty to
actively participate in our section.
relatively new faces to our section, Brian Gill and Nancy Neudauer, put on an
excellent meeting last April. Both
these early-career faculty are active in other areas of the section as well:
Brian as our new newsletter editor and
as PNW-NExT co-coordinator and Distinguished Teaching Award committee member.
our secretary/treasurer, Mary Ehlers, has had a long record of service to our
section. Since 1994, Mary has kept
track of the section's finances and has been responsible for reporting
everything from bylaws changes and annual section reports to year-end financial
reports to the national office.
are many other volunteers who work hard to make the section a valuable asset to
this community. Next time you hear
about someone's work with the section, be sure to pat them on the back and offer
your thanks for their volunteer contribution.